Quadrennial Ethics Training

All REALTOR® members are required to complete 2.5 hours of Code of Ethics training per four-year cycle. We are currently in the Fourth Training Cycle, January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2016.


Failure to comply with this required ethics training is a violation of a membership duty, for which the member’s primary association will suspend membership until the training is complete.


The only REALTORS® exempt from this requirement are REALTORS® with REALTOR® Emeritus status.


Appraisers or Attorneys must meet this membership requirement and are not exempt.


NOTE: This is a National Association of REALTORS® mandate; NOT a requirement of the Massachusetts Real Estate Board or it's Continuing Education course requirement. However, if you take an Ethics CE course you will meet part of your CE requirement as well as the NAR® membership mandate.


There are multiple ways to complete your Quadrennial Ethics Requirement:

    * Northeast Association of REALTORS® Orientation

    * Ethics Classroom Course (Available with Professional Standards Training and scheduled as needed)

    * Online Training Course

    * Other Real Estate Schools


National Association of REALTORS® Online Training Course:

The course can be completed in one session (approximately 2 1/2 hours), or completed in parts within 30 days from the start. After each Quick Review Quiz, the course can be exited and started again with the next lesson. Failure to complete a Quick Review Quiz prior to exiting the course will require that lesson be taken over. Individuals have 30 days from the original start date to complete the entire course without having to re-register and start from the beginning.


You will need your NRDS number to access the course. Forgot your NRDS number? You can find your NRDS number on your membership cards (NAR/NEAR) and on the mailing label of your monthly REALTOR® Magazine from NAR. You may also  contact the Membership Coordinator or look it up on Realtor.org.


Use the link below to access the on-line Quadrennial REALTOR® Ethics Training course developed by the National Association of REALTORS®. The course meets all learning objectives and criteria for the Quadrennial Ethics Training Policy (Policy Statement 48, NAR Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual).


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